Contact Info

bill johnson

William "Bill" E. Johnson

Director of Operations

Courthouse Annex

1234 North Street

Post Office Box 149
Bamberg, South Carolina 29003
Phone: (803) 245-3111
Fax: (803) 245-3027

johnsonb@bambergcounty.sc.gov

Building & Planning

Building & Planning Department

 

Mission Statement

The Bamberg County Building & Planning Department strives to achieve excellence while fulfilling its role as administrator and advisor to the County Administrator and governing body on land use, planning, zoning, subdivision, code enforcement and other regulatory programs to guide future growth and development within the County. Our commitment to excellence goes beyond our obligations to staff and elected officials.

 

We are committed to providing quality services to all citizens through innovation, continuous improvement, determination and excellence in customer service. We strongly believe in a community-oriented comprehensive planning approach and welcome any comments, concerns, or suggestions that citizens would like to offer.

 

Department Functions

The Building & Planning Department handles a variety of land development and property / environmental issues within the County. To see an overview of the services we offer follow the links below:

 

  • Building Inspection
  • Planning & Zoning
  • Code Enforcement & Litter Control
  • Mosquito Control

BAMBERG COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATES

Bamberg County Clerk of Court is adjusting operations until further notice. The public is encouraged to use phone calls, email, mail, or online services to conduct business with the Clerk of Court's office during the outbreak. Call 803-245-3025 for more information
 
Bamberg County Probate Court is closed to in-office visitors until further notice. The staff is still working but not accepting in-office visitors. Please call 803-245-3008 for more information.

Bamberg County DSS/DHHS is closed to in-office visitors until further notice. Employees are still in the office and can assist via phone (803) 245-4363 or email BambergWebsite@dss.sc.gov
 
Bamberg County Detention Center is suspending all visitation to inmates until April 30, 2020. Any questions should be directed to the Bamberg County Detention Center at 803-245-3020. 
 
Bamberg County Magistrate court is suspending jury trials until further notice. The Bamberg County Magistrate announced there are no changes with bond hearings. Any questions should be directed to the Magistrate's office at 803-245-3016.

Bamberg County General Sessions and Family Court are canceled until further notice. Jurors do not need to report to court. 
 
Per Governor Henry McMaster, all elections scheduled for March and April are postponed, including the City of Bamberg's special election on April 7, 2020. Bamberg County candidate filing will open at noon on March 16 and will close at noon on March 30. Please call the Bamberg County Voter Registration and Elections Office at 803-245-3028 with questions.
 
The ABBE Regional Library System will close all library buildings until April 5 with continuing evaluation.  Due dates on library materials will be extended and book drops will remain open. Any fines incurred during this period will be waived. Pick up deadlines for materials on hold will be extended. To learn more, please visit our Digital Branch Library at https://www.abbe-lib.org/digital/
 
The Bamberg County Office on Aging is no longer providing meals at their location on Log Branch Road in Bamberg. All meals will be delivered to homes with appropriate safety measures. The senior center is closed to the public but medical transportation is still available. Please call 803-245-3021 for more information.
 
These changes are to ensure public and staff safety during the COVID-19 outbreak. The public is encouraged to call, email, or use the drive-through Treasurer's window, or online services via the Bamberg County website (www.bambergcounty.sc.gov) rather than attend offices in-person, whenever possible and practical. For more information, email info@bambergcounty.sc.gov or call 803-245-5191, or check the COVID-19 webpage on this site: http://www.bambergcountysc.gov/covid-19-updates